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eventually went away. we'll hear more from abby and about abby's story on "good morning america." can i just say that was a bad idea. >> chilling. >> you don't want to pet a wild animal. i can understand in that moment. >> 12 years old. thought she could reason with it. clearly not. >> reason with the bear. he will understand i'm innocent. and walk away. luckily here to tell her story. >> you bet. >> we'll hear more about her. >> she is a brave little girl. yes, she is. she had been out of the hospital a couple hours giving the interview. good for her. now to a story i think is quite interesting. hemp fest, 22-year-old annual festival in seattle celebrating the benefits of marijuana and marijuana reform. something is a little different at this year's festival. instead of patrolling police making arrests they're handing out munchies. that's right. marijuana is legal in the state of washington. the seattle police department decided to spread the word about the intricacies of new laws by attaching them to a thousand bags of doritos. handing them out to attendees. of the festival. they ran out i
, america became more free and more fair. america changed for you and for me. [ bells tolling ] >> reporter: moments before the president spoke, bells rang out across the u.s. to commemorate the moment in 1963 when dr. king uttered his famous phrase. >> as the bells toll today, let us reflect on the bravery, let us reflect on the sacrifice of those who stood up for freedom. >> reporter: among the thousands in washington was edith lee payne who was there 50 years ago as well. the detroit woman who was as a child seen in this iconic 1963 photo reflected on both events. >> why was it important to be here? >> because my mother brought me. and if we're going to continue to make change and make this world better, we have to be a part of that change. >> reporter: the thousands that showed up battled rain, humidity and long security lines, but they stayed to honor the freedom marchers of 50 years ago. john and diana? >> tahman, thank you. >> tough to navigate. president obama opening his mouth and getting some people annoyed. other people saying great. he really had to please a lot of people with t
: in fact america filled 60 million prescriptions for sleeping pills last year alone. we are among the most sleep medicated countries in the word. >> we are a 24 hour a day country. we are always on demand. >> reporter: evidence of the widespread use is prevalent on face book where people post "can't fall asleep. taking my ambien. lights out y'all. and ambien, i got to agree that i have a love/hate thing with you. i'm talking to a doctor about getting off of you. >> you have people that come to you and say i want to get off of this. >> all the time. the majority of the patients i see. >> reporter: not being able to sleep can be a curse, affecting a person's ability to function. research shows sleep aid do work, allowing us to catch much needed zs. is a drug-induced sleep just as good as falling asleep the old-fashioned way. >> a lot of people feel it is real sleep. a lot of people don't feel the sleep quality is good. >> reporter: the doctor points out only a limited number of studies looked at long term effects of chronic use. that is something people don't lose sleep over as they. pop ano
. and so, after nine years of separation an arrival gate in america. pure joy. >> hi, daddy. christie maynard who heard their story stepped in to help the family. >> very pretty. >> reporter: she took her on a shopping trip on her first day in america. >> it is so cool. >> yeah, let's go. it is so overwhelming, it makes me feel complete. >> reporter: and she already has a big american dream. >> i want to be a doctor, like for women who is pregnant, and small kids. >> reporter: ast steory that red us, sometimes god smiles and those who lived through dark days in africa can find light in a country founded on hope. bob woodruff, abc news, new york. >> what a great way. >> love that story. >> what a great we to end our newscast. the family reunited after nine years. boy do they have stories to tell each other. >> what a wonderful young woman she is. >> she will be a doctor. >> bet you she will. >> i can't wait to see it happen. good for them. >> see you in a little bit. ♪ >>> this the new york city police department now has to be part of the solution because the judge has agreed with us
. those are twot key questions being asked in the wake of major developments on america's crime beat. >> reporter: attorney general eric holder unveiled sweeping new criminal justice reforms saying long prison terms for drug offenses are not making the u.s. safer. >> we need to ensure that incarceration is used to punish, to deter, and rehabilitate, but not really to warehouse and to forget. >> reporter: meantime, the federal judge delivered a significant ruling. saying a hard line approach in new york city, a policy, stop and frisk has violated the constitutional rights of minorities. it was a blow for mayor michael bloomberg with far reaching implications. >> if this decision were to stand it would turn those precedents on their head and make our city and in fact the whole country a more dangerous place. >> reporter: the judge appointed a federal monitor saying police discrimination against blacks and latinos was widespread. with hundreds of thousands of innocent people stopped over the last decade. violent crime is down in new york and across the country. but if these tough laws g
, bodies arrived in shroud and left in coffins. "america will pay the price for this," said one woman. the next terrorist will come from the families of those who were killed here. pro-morsi crowd retaliated setting two government buildings ablaze in the provincial capital of giza. there is bitter anger on the other side as funerals were held for some of the more than 40 police officers the government says were killed by protesters. egypt's christians were pleading for help amid reports that dozens of their churches have been attacked some burned by those who accused them of siding with the military. president obama condemned the government crackdown and the backlash. >> we call on the egyptian authorities to respect the universal rights of the people. we call on those who are protesting to do so peacefully. >> reporter: even so this angry crowd chanted "egypt's peace is dead." larry jacobs, abc news, new york. >> all right, larry, thank you. here at home a wildfire in utah is still keeping nearly 300 families in limbo with no clear idea when they will be allowed back in their home. a
. lots in california. >> happiest cities in america. >> on the west coast. i know green bay, wisconsin, made that list. >> it did. we were all surprised about hi. my name is cj. a few years ago, my father became seriously ill. i did what i could do before he passed, but it took its toll. i lost my job, my house. i'm getting back on my feet, but i don't know when there'll be food on the table. how'd i do, cj? we could be twins. well, cousins maybe. announcer: play a role in ending hunger. visit feedingamerica.org/hunger and find your local food bank. >>> this morning on "world news now" -- terror fears. new details about a threat that has forced the u.s. to close embassies overseas all week and strengthen security here at home. >> plot to kill. the ugly accusations and allegations against an attractive college co-ed. police and prosecutors say a 21-year-old student was out for some lethal revenge against two ex-boyfriends. >> getting bullish, not in spain but in the u.s. coming to the cities coast to coast. why the events are so controversial and why some people cannot wait to run for t
is america's biggest foreign policy head ache right now. president obama and his security team met yesterday to decide how to respond. >> abc's global affairs correspondent martha raddatz traveled to cairo for an exclusive interview with the man at center of the crisis there. >> he is one of the most powerful men in egypt right now, a civilian leader behind the military's brutal crackdown on its own people. >> no country will allow to have a paramilitary people taking to the streets, preventing simple inhabitants in the neighborhood not able to go out. >> reporter: they were killed for doing that. >> we didn't provoke it. we asked them to go freely. we started by throwing only tear gas and they answered back by firing. >> reporter: the result, more than 1,000 egyptians dead. most of them for protesting the military seizing power. you do not believe egyptian security forces used excessive force at all? >> i cannot say that all of the police are peaceful. of course, there are some exceptions. i cannot say 100%. but i am sure that by and large they try to abide. >> reporter: so no remorse for w
stains. ♪ >>> america just can't compete in this connected world without a super fast information highway. that's why the government has set aside billions to upgrade the nation's internet service. >> but abc's david kerley found $1 million wasted in a single closet in west virginia on the washington watch dog beat. [ modem handshaking ] >> reporter: speed, we crave it on the internet. a fast connection. we need it to remain competitive in a global economy says the president. >> to harness the full power of the internet. that means faster and more widely available broadband. >> reporter: the to spread broadband the government came up with $7 billion and thousands of communities have been hooked up. but take a look at this -- these boxes stacked up in a west virginia closet are blazing fast, high speed routers, you paid for them $20,000 each. they're unused. the state bought too many and the wrong ones. $1.25 million in this closet gathering dust for nearly three years now. enough for a year's pay for 30 teachers. that's not all. congressional investigators questioned other spendin
. >> celebrating america's 50th state with a trip to the beach. stay with us. why choose land o' lakes butter in half sticks? it's pre-measured. fresh tasting. and it's only from land o' lakes. >> hula skirt. >> fifth mai thai. >> dancing. >> little green guy in here. throw back thursday going to hawaii. this week in 1959 it became america's 50th state. perfect climate and natural beauty. hawaii icing on the american cake. >> a lot we know about hawaii. a lot we don't. here are a couple fun facts we want to share with you allow the aloha state. >> history -- hawaii the only state to honor a monarch, united hawaii as a single nation in 1810, forged hawaiian identity. the followers, killed captain james cook. >> native culture is strong in hawaii. the only american state to have two official languages. english, hawaii, pigeon, samoan, tongan are spoken there. >> very diverse. volcanic activity. five active volcanoes in the state. the busiest one, as tre naugtro travel on the volcanoes, resemble surface of the moon. >> surfing invented in hawaii by polynesians, settled there thousand of years ag
right. mid august peak driving season in america. we have all become accustomed the heat up in the summertime gas prices. >> this year it didn't happen. gas prices are going ein the opposite direction. >> reporter: good news for drivers across america, gas prices are falling. the national average for a gallon dropped to $3.56 down a nickel from last week. and there may be even more relief at the pump by autumn. prices falling to $3.40. gas prices are going down how do you feel about that? >> that's a good thing. it's great. tired of paying high prices. >> think it would be amazing. if it goes down it would be great. great thing for me. i would come into the city more often with my car. >> reporter: the reason for the dip. aaa says crude oil prices are lower putting downward pressure on gas prices. if there are no hurricanes this season to threaten refinery production prices are expected to stay the same or fall more. the good news keeps on pouring in. after three years of rising prices the gas average for 2014 is expected to be $3.37, the lowest national average since 2010.
news as we cover the lottery drawing. get the latest on "america this morning" and "good morning america." you will be able to find updates on abcnews.com. >> serious breaking news from southern california where residents have been trapped as a dangerous fire out of control. in riverside near banning had to block the else skascape route. one resident and two firefighters hurt. fast moving fire began mid afternoon and spread quickly. eight square miles. abc news is on the scene. we have a full report in our next half-hour. >> also three people suffering minor burns after a gas like sparked a fire on campus of college in suburban philadelphia. construction worker ruptured a 4 inch underground gas line while crews were installing a light post for an athletic complex. >> millions of people in the middle of the country are bracing for a day of wet and wild weather. a deadly rainmaker hovering over kansas and missouri. rapidly rising floodwaters are overtaking communities stranding families and keeping rescuers on the move. abc's ginger zee has more. >> the bank of the river there with
and so much rubble. this is fast becoming a simmering civil war. one of america's great allies in this region, awash in blood. on one side, the government admitted that 36 islamists in its custody were killed. while on the other, militants slaughtered two dozen egyptian police. the main concern as the killing continues is turning this new generation into fighters against not only the egyptian military, but the u.s. as well. martha raddatz. abc news, cairo. >>> olympic printer and double leg amputee, oscar pistorius, will be tried for the murder of his girlfriend next march. one of the developments from pistorius' court appearance yesterday. pistorius admitted to killing reeva steenkamp in february. he says he shot her by accident. pistorius face is a life sentence if convicted. >> now back at home, central idaho, residents are slowly allowed to return to their homes which have been, had been threatened by a fast-moving wildfire. abc's aditi roy is on the fire line. >> reporter: fanned by west winds, the beaver creek fire burns deep in the hills of sun valley, idaho. more than 1
poop. >> scuba diver busted smuggling weed into america from canada. he scuba dived it. brought the weed across, scuba dive. in the pvc pipe here. 8 pound. apparently 1:00 a.m. in the morning, border patrol looks at the surveillance camera, see the guy swimming across the st. clair river. pvc pipe. pick him up. lo and behold. 8 pounds of dope in the pipe. dope coming from canada. south up. not north down. >> true. very good point. equal opportunity there. ♪ politics and foreign wars all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the "world news" polka ♪ ♪ tapes that roll in way too slow stuff you saw on koppel's show ♪ ♪ that's the "world news" polka ♪ ♪ it's late at night you're wide awake and you're not wearing pants ♪ ♪ so grab your "world news now" mug and everybody dance ♪ ♪ have some fun be a pal every anchor guy and gal ♪ ♪ do the "world news" polka >> ukulele monsters! ♪ ♪ ♪ not lip-synced ♪ it's the world news >>> this morning on "world news now" -- western wildfires out of control. dozens are burning this morning, several growing large
issues. >> this morning on "world news now" -- rich relief. the world meets america's newest millionaire. we have new details about who is taking home one of the jack pots from new jersey. also ahead. >> my main goal for this whole project is to find the real paul. >> the decade old mystery of a missing baby. why this man believed that little boy was him. in an abc news exclusive, barbara walters sits down with the man in the middle of the heartbreaking mix-up. >> then forget about laying on the beach. how about hovering high above it. the newest vacation sensation. it's friday, august 9th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >>> tgif. can i get a high five. >> yes. >> we feel brown today. i feel like we work for ups or something. >> just need our patches. couple of things to deliver. >> boxes. >> couple boxes. it is friday. perfect way to start friday. starting with a feel good story. >> let's get to it. feel belt irtter if it was me. learning details about one of the winning powerball tick tets. >> but by a group of vehicle workers an
. as are bold vacationers all over america. >> it is personal flight. every person's dream out there. truly like being a super hero. flying through the air, superman, ironman. go underwater too. >> reporter: inspired by james bond in "thunder ball" these things for rent at an increasing number of beaches. some have raised safety concerns. but jet lab, the company that makes this jet pack claims they have a "virtually spotless safety record." >> it takes very little effort on your part. >> reporter: i had to trite. their jet pack is powered by water. this little boat sucked it in and shoots out of the backpack, 1,000 gallons a minute. as you can see i had trouble mastering it. face plant. another face plant. i did finally get up in the air. it wasn't pretty. but it was fun. cheaper versions are on the way. so soon this -- it's hard to stay in control. might be you. dan harris, abc news, fort lauderdale. >> never quite got airborne. must be hard. >> looks like it might be difficult. i understand they have a safety record that is intact now. the thing just came out. >> stay tuned. >> hard to have a
family. see the obama's new, adorable puppy. >> america's favorite mini-commander-in-chief. landing a big scoop and pretty coveted kiss. all ahead in "the skinny." it's tuesday, august 20th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >>> good tuesday morning. we are going to begin this half hour with news of a significant arrest in egypt. spiritual leader of the muslim brotherhood in police custody. >> this comes as the u.s. is considering its options in the region. abc's karen travers joining us from washington with more on this. karen? >> reporter: good morning, diana. good morning, john. secretary of defense chuck hagel admitted yesterday there isn't much the u.s. can do right now. this is up to the egyptian people. an uneasy calm in egypt, a break from the horrific violence last week. but a brazen daylight attack in the sinai peninsula. militants ambushed two buses carrying off duty police officers forced them to lie on the ground before they shot them 25 were killed. here in washington the obama administration is anxiously monitoring the s
-man, captain america and batman work for sundland window cleaning. the company is donating time and the costumes. wearing the mask means you have to think quick. kids have a lot of questions. >> who is the easiest guy to take down? >> hmm, the joker. >> the joker. >> reporter: when you are chronically ill it forces you grow up. the job of healing and recovery can be pretty intense when confined in a hospital for weeks even months. so a superhero distraction like this reminds kids that, well, they're just kids. >> there is research done on laugher and how it helps the body heal. watching the kids out here down and talking with the superheroes, i think that's exactly what was going on. >> reporter: little abby can't help but feel there is nothing she can't d i love to see her smile. >> abby didn't like that mom was facing the camera. mom, mom. >> therapeutic for kids and parents. >> yeah. >> that's wonderful. >>> we want to tell you, next week, national dog day monday. we want to help you show off your best friend. theut p it should be a lot of fun. e-mail us at wnnfans.com. inclu
if they had posted a sign. >>> overseas, growing fears some of america's top athletes and spectators heading to russia for the winter olympics could be thrown in jail. the reason is russia's tough new anti-gay laws that criminalize talking about homosexuality around minors or displaying pro gay symbols. or signs of affection. here at home, bars across the country are dumping their russian vodka right into the street. >> it's disheartening to see some of the images coming out of russia with people doing as little as holding a pride flag being beaten, arrested, in some cases murdered. >> gay activists are urging a boycott on russian products and even on participating in those olympics. so far there has been no reaction from the international olympic committee. >>> trading on wall street today is expected to be a direct reaction to the government's new jobs report. experts say that report will say between 175,000 and 180,000 jobs were added last month. and the unemployment rate is expected to tick down by .1%. positive numbers could send stocks higher once again. >> now enough talk of jobs, flo
. >> they're number one. top five schools in america. >> right. they're number one at something. >> absolutely. >> by the way, in case you are wondering, the list of stone-cold sober schools was also released. brigham young university leads the pack. >> that makes sense. >> that's where alexis is going to school. >> good idea. right? i will work on that. you make a good point. excellent. >> there you go. >>> coming up, payback from jimmy kimmel after a prank by one of hollywood's biggest stars. >>> and a fake cop. can a cardboard look-alike make would-be robbers think twice? you're watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by ni nice-n-easy hair color. nice-n-easy hair color. # and the same beautiful hair. [ female announcer ] with nice 'n easy, get the most natural shade of you. in one step, colorblend formula gives expert highlights and lowlights. for color so true to you, they may think you were born with it. [ rob ] she's a mini kate. i'm a lucky guy. [ female announcer ] with the expert highlights and lowlights of nice 'n easy, get
of them. there you have it, america. >> i did a morning show before this one, local new york station, 12 years. one time i missed the show. didn't set the alarm. alarm doesn't ring if you don't set it. >> won't wake you up. >> i woke up so late. there was no chance of salvaging my time. one in 12 years. >> one in 39. that's all right. >> quite a record. >> beyonce is so cool. she has a concert at barclay center. in brooklyn. she bikes. bikes over the brooklyn bridge. incognito. what she was wearing. she instagrammed to prove it. blue t-shirt covered in white stars, cut off shorts. and some shades. there it is. all right. she biked all the way to her show. right across the bridge. and jay-z, her husband, unannounced cameo at the show. so, pretty cool. >> bike on the way to your superstar show. >> giving love to disney the parent company of abc news. released the trailer of "muppets most wanted" a sequel to the hit that rejuvenated the franchise. in 2011. anyway, here's your trailer. it is so cute. ♪ >> i'll show you all the moves. like jagger i've got the moves like jagger ♪ >> the mu
the site today. u.s. jets and warships are on stand by as america weighs its options. abc's chuck sivertsen reports. >> reporter: it is these scenes that may force president obama's hand. a suspected chemical weapons attack last wednesday on syrians, including women and children with a reported death toll ranging over 1,000. also, u.s. saber rattling may have spurred the syrian government off to a concession during a visit by the united nations disarmament chief angela cane. the assad regime agreed to let a u.n. team inspect the site of alleged attack. the white house says there is quote, very little doubt that a chemical weapon was used. president obama conferred with his national security team saturday to consider a military response. as u.s. warships in the mediterranean move closer to the syrian coast. some lawmakers are urging the president to use force. >> i hope the president will ask for authorization from congress to do something at surgical and proportional way. causes them to understand we are not going to put up with this kind of activity. >> defense secretary chuck hagel says t
skincancer.org to find out how. ♪ ♪ >>> telling us a lot about how america drinks. beer is sliding in popularity according to a gallup poll. americans prefer wine as much as beer. >> not all bad news for beer lovers. turns out, the smallest breweries are having the biggest successes. abc's bradley blackburn joins us with the story. good morning, bradley. >> good morning. huge growth for microbreweries. sales of craft beer are up this year and a lot sold in growlers, that used to take beer from the tap back home. we tracked down the one brewery where the growler trend got started. these aren't any bottles of beer on the wall they're growlers. these days they're everywhere. more than a way to carry beer, growlers have carried the craft brewing industry. what does this mean for a microbrewery? >> small brewery starting off. great way to begin distribution beyond the brew pub. >> reporter: this couple owns grand teton brewery. in idaho. 100 bottles a minute, 1,000 a year. one of thousands of craft breweries. over 400 new craft breweries opened for business in 12 months. growlers help brewers who are
. >> announcer: every day, more americans choose abc news. america's number one news source. >>> this morning on "world news now" -- egypt on the edge. the military opens fire at protesters. hundreds of people are dead as the nation wakes up today to more tension. >>> frightening flames. dangerously unpredictable fire in utah, the homes destroys, lives at risk. and then a rare sight, a flame-filled twister. >>> then female fighter. sexy mixed martial arts star, kick and punching her way to domination. >> i try to have as much sex as possible before i fight, actually. >> rowdy rhonda, and fighting for your attention. it is thursday, august 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >>> good thursday morning, everybody. >> almost friday. >> almost friday. >> not quite. >> not yet. we've got some work to do. >> yeah, we do. let's get started. we begin with the latest from egypt. streets are quiet this morning after a government-imposed curfew. >> nearly 300 people killed yesterday. security forces moved against supporters of morsi. abc's karen t
's just pulled over the man acquitted in one of america's most controversial trials in years. the shooting death of trayvon martin. >> nowhere in particular. >> nowhere in particular? why do you say that? >> you didn't see my name? >> huh? >> you didn't see my name? >> na-uh. what a coincidence. >> reporter: in the two weeks following the florida jury's verdict -- >> not guilty. >> reporter: -- zimmerman had been in hiding. his legal team tells abc news he's apparently on a road trip and also posted on twitter, "for his safety, we won't make any comments about zimmerman's whereabouts, and we will work to protect his privacy. with his conceal and carry permit reinstated, it is legal for the 29-year-old to transport a weapon in most states including texas. what he can't do is speed. zimmerman's brother tweeted "a heavy foot, nothing more. and this officer gave him a break." >> this is a warning for your speed. >> reporter: brandy hitt, abc news, los angeles. >>> today sentencing in cleveland for ariel castro the man charged with kidnapping and torturing three women. he's pled guilty to 937 c
: every day more americans choose abc news, america's number one n it makes me feel happy and excited because i have a mentor in my life. it makes me feel good because i know i am helping someone. the first time i seen her smile, i knew it was gonna be a better year and a better day. she has changed my life, now i can be whatever i want to. she taught me never to give up, and i never will. mentoring works, become a mentor. >>> this morning on "world news now" -- moral obscenity. that's what the secretary of state is calling syria's alleged use of deadly chemical weapons. could the u.s. be on the brink of taking military action? >> fierce fire fight. monstrous storm of flames burning to yosemite national forest. the race to stop the fire from destroying ancient trees and polluting drinking water supplies. >> we never know the way the fires come up around here when they're going to overtake you. so safety first. >> a progress report as 4,000 homes and businesses are in harm's way. >> then watch out increased risk of walking while texting and talking on the phone. a killer combination. >
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